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Everyone here works really hard, it’s was such an interesting show, the dome is magnificent lit up and you really feel you have been transported into space! Comfy seats and we will def be returning with all the family, young and old. Absolutely something for...More
My husband and I have had two (date nights) here. We opted for the over 18s to avoid noisy children disrupting the show. It was full of adults letting loose their (inner child) playing on all of the Scientific games on both floors - my...More
Very interesting afternoon. Wasn’t what I initially expected but thoroughly enjoyed it, even learned a bit too. Very friendly and helpful staff. Even more satisfying, my 10 year old son and 7 year old daughter were gripped. I’ve never seen them so quiet for such...More
Posted on behalf of my parents who are part of the U3A group from Hassocks, West Sussex.
We recently took a trip to the South Downs Planetarium and Chichester canal centre. The afternoon was very interesting and educational. The volunteers were all extremely friendly. On...More
I visited with a group of 28 senior citizens from a local U3A. We were on a private visit.From arrival to departure we could not have been looked after any better.All the staff are volunteers but extremely knowledgeable. The show in the Planetarium itself was...More
I took the family here for my husband's birthday recently, including our grown up daughters and their boyfriends - we all loved it! The chap doing the talk was extremely knowledgeable and the whole experience was fascinating.
Only downside was that we were in the...More
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Andrew_Copping, General Manager at South Downs Planetarium and Science Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2018
Thank you for the feedback Holly, we’re so happy you enjoyed the show!
Please accept our apologies for the experience you had on the back row. As you may know, the planetarium is an educational charity. All of our seats (which were previously part of...More
We went to another showing, this time on the space station.Presented in a clear and exciting way we all learned a lot and enjoyed the visit. Run by volunteers, it is just amazing. The people on duty seem very knowledgable and helpful and it needs...More
Travelled from Bournemouth and arrived too early. Whilst sitting in car having lunch Andrew Copping invited us in for a cup of tea and to watch a space film. My grandchidren were thrilled to bits and I was tremendously impressed by his warm and kind...More
We got 2 cancellation tickets at the last minute and were so glad we did. The place was full and some people might find it claustrophobic until the night sky appears above you. The planetarium is everything you'd expect with comfy aircraft seats. But the...More
It is recommended you book a place, but any time I've been there there have been plenty of seats left. I would still book in advance just in case they had the place full for a school outing or something.
The Planetarium has two easy access toilets and reserved blue badge parking. The public areas and the Star Theatre are all on one level with a gentle incline leading in. The Star Theatre has 4 places for wheelchairs for... More
The Planetarium has two easy access toilets and reserved blue badge parking. The public areas and the Star Theatre are all on one level with a gentle incline leading in. The Star Theatre has 4 places for wheelchairs for those that cannot transfer to an aircraft seat - let the Planeatrium know at the point of booking.